Quotation by Henry Brooks Adams

The scientific mind is atrophied, and suffers under inherited cerebral weakness, when it comes in contact with the eternal woman—Astarte, Isis, Demeter, Aphrodite, and the last and greatest deity of all, the Virgin.
Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918), U.S. historian. Mont Saint-Michel and Chartres, p. 523, Library of America (1983).
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